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industry representative, says videos aren't the problems. >> what the science tells us is there is no causal link between imaginary violence in movies and books and video games, there is no causal link between imaginary violence and real life violence. >> reporter: reverend michael mcbride who met with biden with other religious leaders on wednesday says the white house encouraged them to reach out to their congregations. >> this is an opportunity for the faith community and for all americans to unite around the common pain of gun violence. >> reporter: white house officials say the vice president has offered to meet with families who are impacted by the tragedy in newtown. he has said he's aiming to get his proposals to the president by next tuesday. lester? >> kristen, thank you. >>> it's been three years to the day since the massive earthquake devastated parts of haiti. today, former president bill clinton attended a memorial service at a grave in which thousands were laid to rest. while some progress has been made, the suffering continues there on a vast scale. nbc'
already get routinely. our report tonight from our chief science correspondent, robert bazell. >> reporter: the experimental test could revolutionize early detections for two major women's cancers. uterine, which kills 8,000 women a year in this country. and ovarian, which kills 15,000. >> this has the potential to fill in a niche where there is no effective screening test. >> reporter: linda defino has stage 3 ovarian cancer. doctors found it only because she felt a fullness in her abdomen, a symptom women often ignore. >> i started to feel this strange feeling that i just knew wasn't right. >> reporter: she is undergoing 18 weeks of chemotherapy. doctors have long been searching for a test to find ovarian cancer early, when it is far more easily treated. >> when ovarian cancer is found at stage 1, the cure rate is 85 to 90%. >> reporter: to develop the new test, the scientists at johns hopkins started with a familiar pap smear that looks for abnormal cells that become cervical cancer. the pap test has saved millions of lives around the world. the hopkins researchers found that cancerous
, we had a lot of science that suggests what the causes may be. but in reality, we don't know for sure. >> reporter: as for cervical cancer, considered by many to be a medical success story due to effective screening methods and early detection, new cases are down, but other hpd related cancers are up, including oral cancers in men and women. >> women in this country are so fortunate to have pap smears readily available to us. hopefully as our medical community moves forward, we'll look toward applying these types of screening techniques toward other types of cancers related to hpv. >> reporter: cancer experts say there is no uniform test for oral hpv, so screening is not routine. dr. powell tells her patients' parents, the hpv vaccine is a critical tool in fighting cancer. the cdc recommends all men and women into their 20s get the hpv vaccine. three doses over the course of at least six months. but for the vaccine to have the greatest benefit, the cdc recommends vaccinating both boys and girls beginning at ages 11 and 12. why so early? the vaccine needs to be given before a young per
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